Wah-Tut-Ca Summer Camp 2020
After considering the recommendations of health departments and the New Hampshire state restrictions, the board of directors has voted to close Wah-Tut-Ca summer operations. This closure includes the cancellation of the five-week summer camp program and the entire campground being closed for individual rentals. Site reservations are able to be rescheduled for the 2021 season, and any payments for this year can be transferred to another Base Camp opportunity or turned into a gift card. Before this decision was made, we had shared our plans for providing modified summer programs to our scout families. Our plans will meet or exceed all of the health and safety protocols and provide outdoor experiences that serve children this year. For more information about the concerns that went into this decision and our commitment to providing program beyond the coronavirus, please read this blog.
As an alternative to overnight summer camp, we are offering units the opportunity to camp for two weekends with multiple program activities included at campgrounds in Massachusetts. Although we know there is no replacement for a child’s Scout summer camp experience, we believe that these outdoor weekends will serve many of the attributes that make up the summer camp magic. The pre-registration for these multi modal programs and modular Two-Weekend Programs (spread over 20+ weekends to accommodate additional social distancing) are open to troops currently registered for Wah-Tut-Ca camp. These weekends will be open to other Scout troops next week. Your 2020 payments already received may be transferred to this program. To accommodate social distancing needs, capacity for each weekend is limited. Please discuss these options with the Scouts in your troop and consider shifting your reservation.
In addition, to assist families who have been dramatically affected by this economic situation we have added an additional 20% of funding to the campership program.
We are glad to do our part to support the public health protocols. We look forward to offering these new ways to deliver program and return to “normal” in the summer of 2021 when we can reopen summer camp for all our Scouts.
In this uncertain climate it is unlikely that camp will happen as previously scheduled. Therefore, we have added some new programming. Packs and Troops can sign up for 2 weekends and get the benefits of a “summer” camp experience.
The 2-weekend package includes:
- Overnight camping for 2 weekends of your choice during August- November (subject to availability)
- Programming during the 4 weekend days (Saturday and Sunday)
- Includes rifle merit badge, swimming, climbing, archery, STEM, and more
- 3 Scouts BSA Patrol Kits or 3 Cub Scout Adventure Kits (More details coming August 1st)
- 4 Online Scouts BSA Merit Badge Sessions or 4 Online Cub Scout Adventure Sessions
- One Specialty Adventure
- Adventures include Canoe Treks, Kayak Treks, Rock Climbing, High Ropes, and Mountain Biking (some age restrictions)
Units already registered for one of our overnight summer camp programs will have priority during the first week of pre-registration. Cost is $295 per participant plus 20% off with the Adventure Card.
You can pre-register with your patrol or den, let us know who would be coming and identify your preferences for weekend dates and adventures! You will receive confirmation of your choices one week after pre-registration date.
All 2020 Specialty Camps have been closed with the exception of Brownsea II, which is open with additional restrictions.
August 2nd- August 8th 2020 at New England Base Camp
Brownsea II is a unique and exciting hands on approach designed to teach youth leadership skills through the actual practice and use of Scout Skills. Skills most closely concentrated on are camping, hiking, nature study, pioneering, and cooking. This course closely parallels the first Scout camp conducted by Lord Baden Powell in 1907. This program places special emphasis on Scout skills, teaching and practice; the purpose of Scouting; and the role of the patrol method within the troop program. It is not done by classroom lecture, but rather by programs of skill, leadership exercise, and patrol competition. Scouts who complete the program will have a better awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses for their personal leadership styles. The Brownsea Scouts will sleep in tents prepare their own meals by the patrol method and will be expected to live and act as First Class Scouts.
Requirements: All Scouts need to be First Class or above and have attended a week-long summer camp. Ages should be between 13-16 years old.
Summer Camp Unit Registration
After considering the recommendations of health departments and the New Hampshire state restrictions, the board of directors has voted to close Wah-Tut-Ca summer operations. This closure includes the cancellation of the five-week summer camp program and the entire campground being closed for individual rentals. Site reservations are able to be rescheduled for the 2021 season, and any payments for this year can be transferred to another Base Camp opportunity or turned into a gift card. Contact Program Assistant, Jenny Trickett, if you have questions.
Need Finacial Assistance for your summer camp adventure? Apply for "Campership" consideration.
Adventure Card Discounts
Every Camp on this page has a 20% discount for Adventure Card Holders! When you register, login to the cardholders account with the User ID on their Card. For more information on the Card, click below.
Camp Staff Application
Looking to work for Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation Summer Camp?
Each applicant between the ages of 14-17 must also reach out to one reference either an academic reference or a scouting reference and have them complete the Reference Form. It is the responsibility of the applicant to send this link to references and keep in contact with them to ensure the reference form is completed within 15 days of the application date.
Would you like to be a Counselor In Training ? If you are 14 years old and are interested in learning about what it's like to be on staff and at the same time participate in program, earn merit badges and make friends, then being a CIT may be for you! All your meals and lodging for the weeks are included. Being a CIT is an excellent learning experience for any young Scout.
Registration for the CIT program (a minimum of three weeks is recommended)
Forms for Campers
- Special Dietary Request
- Eat in Site Form
- Bike Inspection Form
- BSA Health Form Parts ABC
- Epi-pen and Inhaler Permission Form
Forms for Summer Camp Staff & Volunteers
All summer camp volunteers will need to provide all of the following forms, and should email them to [email protected]:
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